meet the team

Strong Leadership Capability End-to-End

Abbe Hyde
Chief Product Officer
& Co-Founder

Abbe is an awarding winning, published researcher in disruptive innovation and sustainability. As an ‘emerging industry validation expert’ she interviewed over 300 companies prior to building Winely's first hardware prototype.

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Jacob Manning
Chief Executive Officer
& Co-founder

Jake is our qualified accountant, molecular biologist and data analyst CEO. As such Jake confidently leads the vision and strategy of our technology, with deep scientific knowledge and understanding of this emerging industry.

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Shona Grundy
Chief Operating Officer


Shona has over 15 years experience in high growth technology startups with a speciality in AI Data technology and deep tech. She has held positions as CEO, Director of Commercial Operations, and Head of Product.

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Shane Dowd
Head of Hardware

With over 25 years in Electrical Engineering, Shane is responsible for R&D activities within IoT sensors, radio communications, electronics, firmware and tooling.

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Vlad Pashchenko
Head of Product

Vlad has over 8 years of Product leadership experience. Delivering machine learning powered products, insights, and beautiful UX.

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Pierre Perez
Head of Customer Success

Raised on a vineyard in Southern France, wine making is in Pierre's blood. His career expertise covers Account Management for high-growth technology startups.

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Olga Kostic
Business Development

With over 30 years experience in wine technology sales and distribution in-market. Olga speaks over 5 languages and is highly connected within the global wine industry.

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